Fantasy Baseball

2019 Fantasy Baseball Dynasty Rankings


Welcome to the 2019 Fantasy Baseball Dynasty Rankings.

We have published the 2020 Dynasty Rankings, so please head over there to get the most up-to-date rankings.

The List

This list will be updated just about every Sunday and you won’t see many jumps from week to week. A Dynasty rankings list is done with the long term in mind so there isn’t a lot a player can really to do drastically improve his value in such a short period of time.

Major injuries, promotions and situation changes will be the main reasons for a player moving up or down. Hot or cold streaks won’t move the needle much.

It is very important to keep in mind that not all leagues, teams and owners will be alike.  These rankings are meant to be a guideline as it is impossible to get a list that equally covers all leagues.  Depending on a lot of variables the rankings for these players can be drastically different at times depending on the settings and values of your individual leagues.  Consider these rankings a good baseline and adjust accordingly based on your individual needs.

Be sure to check back often to see how your guys’ stocks move up and down throughout the season and the years.

For redraft leagues, check out our 2019 Rest of Season Rankings.

Top Riser

  1. Artistides Aquino (Made the list) – His long-awaited arrival on this list is sure to come with some controversy.  He has barely seen a cup of coffee in the Big Leagues but what he has done is nearly unprecedented.  It shouldn’t be long before pitchers make an adjustment to hit and start to shut him down or at the very least slow him down.  Then it will be a matter of how he is able to adjust to their adjustment.  And that is the life of an MLB player, adjustments.  If Aquino can make game to game and AB to AB adjustments, he could be one of the better bats in all of Baseball.  But until I see him make adjustments I am going to temper my expectations.  He is surely going to be a guy that I get grief for being way to low on this list, but yet others will complain that he is way too high.
  2. Dylan Carlson (Made the list) – I am ashamed to say that Carlson has simply been an overlooked error not being on this list.  Simple as that.
  3. Jasson Dominguez (Made the list) – Dominguez is going to have a buzz that is similar to Aquino.  Because his status so new there are sure to people on both sides of my ranking of him as well.  Some will say to high, some will say to low.  At this point, Dominguez is nearly all projection, but that project is about as high as it comes.  It will be interesting to watch him grow over time.

Top Faller

  1. Khris Davis (-106) – Davis has been one of the most consistent contributors over the past few years.  He has always been a guy that I have felt was either going to take a leap ahead or have a drop.  It seems as those he has gone for the latter.

Dynasty leagues, in my eyes, are the ultimate Fantasy Baseball experience.  This is your chance to play General Manager and build your team the way you see fit.  Do you want to go all-in and win now?  Do you want to rebuild and play to dominate in the future?  In a Dynasty league, the options are seemingly endless, but you have to be smart.  So starting here to get an idea of where all of these guys rank is a shrewd move.

My Strategy

My strategy in a Dynasty league is pretty simple but complex at the same time (if that even makes any sense). I want my starting lineup to be a good mix of quality veterans that provide me with value now, a couple of cornerstone young players and a wealth of talent in the minors. I really try to walk a fine line between competing for a title but also having a solid farm. There is a couple of reason for this.

First, I want to win a title, so I want my starting lineup to be good. I want to have a good farm system because I want to be able to sell off veterans a year or two before they lose their value and replace them with a young up and comer.  Having quality prospect depth also allows you to make moves to sure up your starting roster as you see fit.

Granted it is tough to walk a fine line like that because the worst-case scenario is that your team is not a title contender and your prospects aren’t good enough to bank on them turning your team into a title contender in the future. So you really have to make smart trades, at the right time to keep both sides of the fence in good order. Definitely not for the faint of heart!

Hitting Trumps Pitching

As a rule of thumb, I value hitting well above pitching. Especially when we start talking about prospects. To me, the most volatile type of a player is a pitcher that is at least two years away from the big leagues.  Injuries, specifically to pitchers scare me to death!  They should scare you too. Now with that being said I like to target guys that have recently been injured, specifically pitching.

How to Handle TJ Injuries

The above paragraph seems a little contrary but I have some logic. I truly believe that the majority of pitchers will need TJ surgery these days.  Believe it or not, I am actually less scared of a player that has had the surgery. I no longer have to wait for the day they get hurt and subsequently miss the next 12-18 months. I consider TJ pitchers that are recovering to be great buy-low candidates.  These are the guys I will try and target via trade. Just something for you to chew on.

2019 Fantasy Baseball Dynasty Rankings

About Dave Eddy

Dave covers the Detroit Tigers over at Feel free to reach out to him anytime on twitter @CorporalEddy

Recommended for you


  1. Pingback: Friday, March 1, 2019 – Fantasy Baseball Links |

  2. Randy

    March 2, 2019 at 5:57 pm

    Didi at 77 even with missing a chunk of this year and approaching 30 years old? I’m interested in hearing the reasoning on him being that high.

    • Dave Eddy

      March 24, 2019 at 8:40 am

      Hey Randy, thanks for checking the rankings out ! Didi is at 163 in my rankings so I am thinking this comment was from the previous guys rankings. How does 163 make you feel ?

  3. E

    March 2, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    Jesse Winker 102? Thats painfully low. Why is that so?

    • Dave Eddy

      March 24, 2019 at 8:44 am

      Thanks for reading E ! You comment about Winker at 102 must have been in reference to the previous guys rankings. So here is the awkward part………………I actually have Winker ranked even lower at 166. I am even higher on Winker than most however. My ranking is 19 spots higher than the Expert Consensus Rankings (ECR). So while I like Winker a lot, you seem to be even higher. I am looking forward to seeing him get everyday AB’s in Cincy. While I do not own any shares of Winker I am hoping he makes us both look smarter than the average bear 🙂

      • Joe

        March 24, 2019 at 7:41 pm

        Just to confirm this was from the previous guy’s rankings. Dave has since replaced him.

        I also believe the 102 was the old OF rankings, not overall. So you are much higher Dave.

  4. Pingback: 2019 Fantasy Baseball Rankings - Fantasy Six Pack

  5. Pingback: 2019 Fantasy Baseball Rest of Season Rankings - Fantasy Six Pack

  6. Eric

    April 18, 2019 at 4:21 pm

    Where is Austin Barnes? You mention him rising, but he doesn’t appear to be in the rankings.

    • Dave Eddy

      April 19, 2019 at 2:41 pm

      Hey Eric, thanks for reading ! I am not sure why Barnes isn’t showing in the overall or hitters rankings, just in the Catcher rankings. Thank you for pointing this out. I will be sure to make sure this is fixed on Sunday when I do the next update. I hope you will check it out.

  7. Gregory Orear

    April 26, 2019 at 6:56 pm

    Two words: Christian Walker.

    You might want to check him out. He’s tearing up NL pitching in the desert doing a dang good Paul Goldschmidt impersonation with a bundle of homers, a .350 BA, and even a handful of steals.

    • Dave Eddy

      April 28, 2019 at 6:18 pm

      Three words: You are right

      Walker should have been someone in the rankings a few weeks ago. I left him out while I waited to see if he would fall off the face of the earth. Well, as you have pointed out, he certainly hasn’t. I actually have him into the top 200, quite a mark for his first mark in the rankings.

      Thank you for reading and for having a keen eye. I appreciate it Gregory !

  8. Jonah C Barnett

    April 30, 2019 at 2:29 pm

    I don’t see any rankings. It just gives options to choose position and then take me back to the same page. Am I missing something

    • Keith Lott

      April 30, 2019 at 2:44 pm

      if you click a position and then click back on the overall, it should load properly – we are contacting FantasyPros to figure out why the widget is doing that

  9. Pingback: 2019 Fantasy Baseball Injury: Corey Kluber Broken Arm - Fantasy Six Pack

  10. hail2yourvictor

    May 6, 2019 at 12:19 am

    Wander Franco is 18 not 24

    • Dave Eddy

      May 7, 2019 at 10:15 pm

      Very good catch ! For some reason it seems that Wander Franco has wrong profile information. We are working on getting that resolved. Appreciate you bringing it to our attention.

      • hail2yourvictor

        May 21, 2019 at 12:25 am

        It’s probably because he brother, who is also named Wander Franco (lol), is 24.

  11. David

    May 7, 2019 at 1:26 pm

    Mr. Eddy,

    I was wondering if you have an email that you accept readers to email you at or only your twitter handle?

    Betts, Altuve, Baez, Syndergaard, Severino, Springer, Strasburg. These are my top players that fall in line with “keepers”. I want to try and move Altuve to get a younger player. What would you suggest, and besides Betts would you view any other player as untouchable? I am allowed to keep fiver players, last year I kept the first five on the list.

    Thank you,


    • Dave Eddy

      May 7, 2019 at 10:24 pm

      That is one heck of a name you got there David ! I appreciate you reading the rankings.

      I am always open for questions or advice on Twitter. Easiest and best way to reach me is to put your question directly on my Twitter for me and everyone else to see. It is likely that you will get answers from people other than myself too. Doesn’t usually hurt to get multiple opinions.

      As to your question, I would NEVER consider anyone untouchable. Of course a lot of it depends on the situation but there are plenty of situations where I would deal any player. For me it is simply a matter of “does it make sense for my team”. If I am rebuilding and someone offers me a deal for Betts that I think will leave my roster in better shape going forward, then I would do that deal. Of course this would have to be a really great offer but I would never personally consider anyone untouchable.

      In regards to Altuve I would certainly consider moving him to get younger if you are not looking at your team as a title contender in the next 2-3 years. It is likely that in your league other owners would value youth as well but Altuve is a great trade piece to help rebuild your team with younger players. I would advise you to look for quality over quantity (for example not trade Altuve for 4 young guys) but at the end of the day you need to be a good judge of talent and make any deal that you feel makes your roster better.

      I hope that helps and always feel free to stop at my Twitter and drop a line anytime. I am always happy to help !

  12. Eric

    May 7, 2019 at 2:03 pm

    Love the work you do! Is there no update this week? Thanks for all you do.

    • Dave Eddy

      May 7, 2019 at 10:14 pm

      Glad to hear you enjoy the rankings so much Eric ! Sometimes things pop up and the rankings get delayed a day or two from updating. I try my best to get them done on Sunday so everyone can keep checking back. I appreciate you following them and please feel free to chime in anytime !

  13. David

    May 10, 2019 at 1:21 pm

    I was thinking about not keeping Altuve this year, but I don’t want to just let him walk at the end of the year because of how high he ranks in terms of dynasty. I would like to get younger at that keeper position though.

    These are the two trades that I offered to two separate teams in my league.

    Receive Jameson Taillon, Pit SP
    Receive Francisco Lindor, Cle SS

    Send Jose Altuve, Hou 2B
    Send Stephen Strasburg, Wsh SP
    Send Dansby Swanson, Atl SS


    Receive James Paxton, NYY SP
    Receive Jose Ramirez, Cle 3B

    Send Stephen Strasburg, Wsh SP
    Send Jose Altuve, Hou 2B
    Send Wil Myers, SD 3B

    I could throw in someone like Syndergaard or Severino but I feel like Altuve plus one of them is to much to give up.I don’t want to trade him away unless I can get a top 25 keeper and preferably package him in a deal to get a top 15. Maybe I am setting my sites to high at that point. What do you think, just keep him until his talent drops off, or try and move him?

    • Dave Eddy

      May 12, 2019 at 11:24 am

      For the most prompt reply please go to my Twitter and post your questions there

      When it comes to trading any Superstar the very first thing you want to do is announce your intentions to the entire league. You want to get as many offers from as many teams as possible. The biggest mistake an owner can make in a situation like this is negotiating with a single owner without seeing what you might be able to get somewhere else.

      Before you announce your intentions to the rest of the league you need to analyze your roster and decide what you are going to need in return. In your case do you require a 2B back in the deal ? If so, whom or what kind of player are you looking for. If you need a 2B in return I would target players like Albies, Hiura, Brujan or or Lowe (in that order). If you have an internal replacement for Altuve already then what is the weakness of your team ? Once you figure that out then that is where you need to develop a list of targets and go after them.

      The one thing I do not suggest doing is dealing Altuve to fill a hole if by doing so you make another hole at 2B. Deals like that do nothing to help. Never create a hole to fill another. It is a mistake I see too often.

      Also, don’t be afraid to hold on to Altuve. If you can’t find a deal that suits the needs of your team then hold on to him. If it comes to deadline time and you think your team is better off without keeping Altuve then look to move him for some picks that will help your team rebuild.

      I hope this advice was helpful.

  14. Justin

    May 12, 2019 at 6:17 pm

    Thanks for your work. Just have a couple questions:
    1. What was the reason for Bogarts, Myers and Albies big drop while Mazara did not fall much? Mazara was off to the worst start of those four.
    2. Rafael Devers is striking out much less, walking more and running more. He has only a couple home runs but the 6% HR/FB will surely rise. On the other hand Ender Inciarte’s skill decline and future role is worrisome.
    3. No impact on big demotions and injuries for Alex Reyes, Zack Godley, Hunter Greene, Michael Fulmer and Cody Allen.

    • Dave Eddy

      May 12, 2019 at 6:53 pm

      Hey Justin, thanks for reading ! I think you’re confusing the difference between my rankings and the expert consensus rankings (ECR) difference on the +\-.

      That number isn’t the weekly change in rankings, it’s simply the difference between where a particular guy ranks on my list compared to the ECR.

      I hope that helps to clear up the confusion.

  15. Shaun

    May 22, 2019 at 9:42 pm

    In a 15 team Dynasty League where each team keeps 20 minor Leagers, would you trade Jerad Kelenic, Joey Bart, and Hunter Greene for Paul DeJong? I’m currently in 5th and need saves and am starting Jorge Polanco at SS.

    • Shaun

      May 23, 2019 at 10:10 am

      I would be getting DeJong and Alex Coleme

      • Dave Eddy

        May 26, 2019 at 8:28 am

        I would keep Kelenic, Bart and Greene. Polanco at SS isn’t bad at all. You could target saves without giving up such big prospects in your league. If you have a keen eagle eye you can pickup saves on the waiver wire even in the deepest of leagues as well.

  16. Dan

    May 26, 2019 at 9:53 pm

    THANK YOU FOR THIS. I have been looking for a dynasty/keeper like this, with your attitudes on team construction and your value of hitters over pitchers. So this is now my go-to ranking site.

    Question. Is there a way I can use this ranking for trades… I’m rebuilding now and I can move older valuable pieces (Goldy, Marte) but how can I use your rankings for trade values? 1×1 trades are easy but how do I use your rankings for, say, a starter and a prospect to know I am getting good value?

    • Dave Eddy

      June 9, 2019 at 1:10 pm

      Hey Dan, thanks for reading !!! You can roughly use these rankings at a value system for making trades. Keep in mind that each team and every league is different so it won’t be an apples to apples comparison. But it should be a good tool for you to get relative player values in a Dynasty league.

  17. Jeff

    May 28, 2019 at 10:52 am

    Thanks for the list, really helpful.

    Not sure if it adds a ton of work for you (it probably does), but it would be really helpful to have a column added to the list to see the +/- of where a player landed on the list with respects to last week. A nice to have I guess.

    Keep up the great work!

    • Dave Eddy

      June 9, 2019 at 1:13 pm

      I would love to have that as an option but unfortunately it isn’t one for me. The +/- is simply the difference between my rankings and the Expert Consensus Rankings (ECR).

  18. Marc

    May 28, 2019 at 7:51 pm

    First of all, thank you for making this! Very few people maintain lists of dynasty rankings during the season, so this is a valuable resource.

    One ranking I must really take issue with is Mondesi being ranked 66th. Are you serious?!

    Unless you’re talking about a points league that values strikeouts and walks and doesn’t emphasize stolen bases, Mondesi has been top 10 in pretty much every format so far.

    The Depth Charts projection system says he’s expected to hit .260, 14 HR, 56 RBI, 56 R, and 33 SB in 104 games for the rest of the season. Project that out to 156 games and you get .260, 21 HR, 84 RBI, 84 R, 50 SB.

    In other words, if Mondesi can come even close to what the projection systems are calling for, he’ll be an elite fantasy player. And he’s young enough (23) that we can expect elite stolen base production for years to come.

    We haven’t had a fantasy player like Mondesi since… Trea Turner. And before him Jose Reyes. Yes, these are flattering comparisons in the fantasy baseball world. I think you’re greatly underselling Mondesi’s unique fantasy skill set.

  19. Jeff

    June 2, 2019 at 9:49 pm

    Thoughts on David Fletcher? He’s having a great year and now has ESPN eligibility at 2B, 3B, SS and OF.

  20. Eric

    June 18, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    After only one update in the last three weeks, is the format being switched to once every two weeks? Please update the text (“will be updated every Sunday”) to avoid confusion.

    I appreciate the every-two-weeks updates nonetheless. Still a great service at that frequency.

  21. David

    June 30, 2019 at 5:55 pm

    Hey everyone, this is my team right now. Currently I am in 8th place out of 10 teams. I am in a keeper league and am allowed to keep five players. The way the team is right now I plan on keeping Jose Altuve, Javier Baez, Mookie Betts, George Springer, and either Noah Syndergaard or Luis Severino. Just wondering what everyone’s opinion is and if I should move forward with those players as my keepers or try to make some trades. Thank you.

    Buster Posey

    Jose Abreu
    ChW1B, DH

    Jose Altuve

    DJ LeMahieu
    NYY2B, 3B

    Javier Baez
    ChCSS, 2B, 3B

    Mookie Betts

    George Springer
    HouOF, DH

    Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
    TorSS, 2B, OF

    Edwin Encarnacion
    NYY1B, DH

    Dansby Swanson

    Jorge Soler
    KCOF, DH

    Yordan Alvarez
    HouOF, DH

    Yandy Diaz
    TBDH, 1B, 3B

    Kirby Yates

    Josh Hader

    Noah Syndergaard

    Stephen Strasburg

    Mike Soroka

    Marcus Stroman

    Julio Teheran

    Zac Gallen

    Dylan Bundy

    Anibal Sanchez

    Adbert Alzolay

    Luis SeverinoIL60

    Rich HillIL10

    • Dave Eddy

      July 5, 2019 at 2:57 pm

      Hey David ! First of all great name !!!

      It’s going to be hard to give you a no doubt list of 5 keepers without knowing the details of your league. But value wise in a vacuum the 5 guys I would keep from that list are :


      Hope that helps and thanks for reading.

      • David

        July 10, 2019 at 10:34 pm

        You would keep Soroka even though you still have Noah Syndergaard, Stephen Strasburg, and Luis Severino ranked about him?

  22. Jason L.

    July 2, 2019 at 3:54 pm

    Where is Bryan Reynolds on the list?

    • Dave Eddy

      July 5, 2019 at 2:48 pm

      He’s not on the list at that moment. I am not so sure that long term he’s going to be a big dynasty asset (I felt the same way about Christian Walker). But he’s done enough, long enough at this point to at least earn a spot on this list during the next update.

  23. Ryan

    July 5, 2019 at 1:09 pm

    Thanks so much for the updates. I was curious if you were planning to add the signed international players into the upcoming rankings as I plan to using these rankings for our upcoming minors/international draft! thanks

    • Dave Eddy

      July 5, 2019 at 2:46 pm

      Yes, I plan on ranking the appropriate J2 signees that are available to me in the database on the next update.

  24. Thomas

    July 11, 2019 at 2:42 pm

    Hey Dave!

    Would you move Jo Adell for Marcell Ozuna in a dynasty points league?

    Thanks man! Keep it up!

    • Dave Eddy

      July 12, 2019 at 7:17 pm

      It really depends on your team. I could argue both ways. If your playing to win now, give me Ozuna. If you’re not winning a title this year then give me the next 10 years of Adell.

  25. Scott Rogers

    July 12, 2019 at 6:29 pm

    No updates the past 2+ weeks? Nothing over the all-star break?

    • Scott Rogers

      July 12, 2019 at 6:33 pm

      My apologies. Just saw the update on 6/30.

      • Dave Eddy

        July 12, 2019 at 7:16 pm

        It’s ok………just don’t let it happen again 😉

  26. Pingback: 2019 Fantasy Baseball Injury: Blake Snell Elbow Surgery - Fantasy Six Pack

  27. Steve

    August 3, 2019 at 9:51 am

    Duplicate on 432/475

    • Dave Eddy

      August 3, 2019 at 10:30 am

      Great catch ! I’ve made the correction. Thanks for reading and for the eagle eye.

  28. Shaun

    August 7, 2019 at 2:39 pm

    In 15 Team Dynasty Roto, I was offered Nomar Mazara and Aaron Sanchez for Julio Urias. I know Mazara’s outlook has taken a bit of a hit this year, would u pull the trigger?

    • Dave Eddy

      August 7, 2019 at 5:29 pm

      I am a pretty big fan of Urias but the better value is Mazara and Sanchez. As always, each team and league can be drastically different. If Mazara isn’t a starter for your team then I would want Urias. But if Mazara will start for your team then Sanchez is just icing on the cake.

      • Shaun

        August 8, 2019 at 12:31 pm

        If you don’t mind a follow up. My Current starting OF going into next year would be: Rosario, Haniger, Winker, L. Gurriel & Mallex Smith. (I have Dom Smith, Tyler O’niel, and Derek Fisher as flyers)

        Had hoped to ride a SP staff of: Nola, Ohtani, L. Castillo, Flaherty, Glasnow, Montas, L. Urias and Luzardo.

        Does that clarify this as an up or down for you?

        • Dave Eddy

          August 11, 2019 at 11:46 am

          I absolutely don’t mind a follow-up.

          My opinion remains the same. I still love Urias but Mazara and Sanchez provide more value. I am not sure how many OF you start or your many SP you need in your league. But replacing Urias with Sanchez isn’t bad when you get Mazara for doing it.

          If the future please feel free to reach out to me on Twitter for a much fast response. You can find me @Corporal Eddy

  29. Thomas

    August 10, 2019 at 4:48 pm

    Hey dave

    Dynasty h2h points league.
    Leading my divison atm
    Do i move kyle tucker and kingery to get trevor bauer?

    Thanks man

    • Dave Eddy

      August 11, 2019 at 11:41 am

      Hey Thomas ! Thanks for reading and thanks for the question.

      If you team is in win-now mode then that trade makes a lot of sense.

  30. Scott Rogers

    August 15, 2019 at 12:54 am

    Where is Giovanny Urshela?

    • Dave Eddy

      August 18, 2019 at 9:34 am

      Hey Scott, thanks for reading !

      Urshela comes in at 177 in this weeks rankings

  31. Daniel

    August 18, 2019 at 10:43 am

    Aquino still out of the Top 600+?

    • Dave Eddy

      August 18, 2019 at 11:26 am

      As much as I love what he’s doing right now it’s going to take more than a small sample size for him to skyrocket up these rankings.

      He will continue to move up this list and very quickly if he can continue anything close to this pace. But with a 5-8 year window for these rankings a couple of hot weeks won’t take someone from off the list to into the top half of the rankings.

  32. Fred

    August 19, 2019 at 1:22 pm

    2 questions for you..

    1 – Why is Mike Clevinger so low on this list? On the surface he seems like a lock for a top 15 pitcher, but you have him mid-20’s.

    2 – Which 4 of these guys would you 100% hold onto? This league places increased value on pitchers, but having a lock-down bat can make the difference. The numbers are the rounds I’d forfeit to keep them.

    2nd – Mookie Betts
    3rd – Cody Bellinger
    7th – Garrit Cole
    9th – Luis Castillo
    12th – Josh Bell
    16th – Fernando Tatis Jr
    18th – Mike Clevinger
    21st – Vladimir Guerrero Jr

  33. Jarrod

    August 22, 2019 at 10:06 am

    With Ketel Marte having the season he is having at 25 yrs old, you still have him ranked that low on a keeper list. I think he is undervalued.

  34. Sean

    August 27, 2019 at 3:48 pm

    So I’m in a keeper league that allows 8 keepers. I have 14 players I’d consider keepers.
    1. Bellinger
    2. Judge
    3. Vlad Jr.
    4. Tatis Jr.
    5. Baez
    6. Bichette
    7. Gary Sanchez
    8. Eloy Jimenez
    9. Will Smith (Dodger Catcher)
    10. Blake Snell
    11. Corey Kluber
    12. Chris Sale
    13. Luis Severino
    14. Sonny Gray (with the year he’s having)

    Surprisingly I have all these players in a 12 man league, largely due to good late round drafting, plus other members dropping Kluber and Sale when they got injured. Any advice or input on who you would keep if in the same situation?

  35. Scott Rogers

    October 26, 2019 at 4:35 pm

    Renato Nuñez is 25, hits 31 HRs, and he’s not in the top 636???

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.